The Green Berets began in the early 60's. They are the elite fighting force of the US Army and were battle tested during Viet-Nam. They were so effective and so hated by the Communist North Vietnamese Government, that they placed a $15,000.00 bounty on any Green Beret captured or killed, regardless of rank. Of the over 58 thousand US Soldiers killed in Viet Nam, only about 50 were Green Berets. The estimated over-all loss ratio of enemy soldier to US Soldier for that war was about 3 to 1. For the Green Berets, it was 200 to 1. (Source: The History Channel: The True History of The Green Berets.) The point is this. They were hated by the enemy because they were so effective. They were so effective because they took it upon themselves to become highly trained and motivated and they always did their best. You and I are not here in these-later days by mistake or by chance. We were trained and set apart in the pre-existence to be here and to help prepare the way for the second coming of the Lord. In this great battle between good and evil, we are His Green Berets. That is true for everyone regardless of their position or calling, their status or ability of any kind. So keep fighting Green Beret, keep fighting.
His Green Berets...
(Sung to the tune of, "The Green Berets")
Here I stand ...among the rest.
For years Iíve trained ...to come to earth.
Many have made ...that wondrous pledge.
It breaks my heart ...to see them fall.
They do the things ...they want to do.
Soldier beware ...of how you choose.
Stand ye vigilant, ...and stand ye strong.
Now show thy strength ...and be a man.
"...be thou strong therefore, and show thyself a man;
Officer Samuel Jeppsen #3751 (Ret) R# 140, May 2001-dwww.LDSCOPS.com